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Old 07-28-2012, 10:52 AM
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Price Check

Did a 280sq foot patio last week.

I've already billed it out, but wanted to get a ballpark of what others would charge. Just making sure I don't leave money on the table in the future.

Easy enough job, few cuts, access was easy enough, etc......

Just run of the mill, lower end of higher quality pavers.

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Old 07-28-2012, 11:24 AM
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4g cash. Any pics?
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:23 PM
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:09 PM
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How bout first telling what you charged?
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:29 PM
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It was 3700. Pics on my Facebook page, on mobile now. small patio post. Don't flame me though, I know there was a couple things I'd do differently if I had to do it over. Pics in post are from before tamping and sand.
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We completed one last month for $5300.00. 250 SQ FT. Sounds much like your project....
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:52 PM
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Also, we had about 1100 in materials all together for the project.


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Old 07-28-2012, 06:20 PM
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Tougher market here in the south. Most folks would be 2500-3000.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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We completed one last month for $5300.00. 250 SQ FT. Sounds much like your project....
Ha! considering what happened there, that will probably be the last time you will be able to get that price.

Sorry, had to take a cheap shot.

As for price, sounds like I was in the ballpark of where I should be for our location and such.

One reason why I'm getting a price check is that......

A.) I like being the middle of the road on pricing. I've heard too many people complain about the couple of higher end companies around here and how high they price stuff. I also don't want to be too low in order to make money at what I do.

B.) I don't want to leave a bad taste in the mouth of my customers. I want to create long term relationships with them rather than do one and done services.

C.) I also know there are other companies doing the work for lower, and also, a concrete pad cost at least half of a paver patio. So I need to be realistic on pricing.

So ultimately, I feel good about what I charged. My original estimate was for 3100.00 for 180sq. feet. The HO added on another 100. I told them out of the gate my estimate was high to compensate for Murphy's law (what you don't see until you start digging) and what it cost to just get the staging together for the project.

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:45 PM
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Here's the link to the photos.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5107642&type=1

Now, if anyone wants to tell me what I did wrong, feel free. I think I already know.


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